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Racial Wealth Divide

Depths of Poverty in the Deep South

June 18, 2015 /

by Scott Rodd

The residents of Tchula, Mississippi live with deep poverty that stems from slavery and Jim Crow. By Scott Rodd [caption id="attachment_9145" align="alignright" width="300"] Credit: Scott Rodd, ThinkProgress[/caption] Andrew sat a...

From the Great Society to the Debt Trap

June 2, 2015 /

by Larry Checco

The most financially vulnerable Americans are falling into the Debt Trap. By Larry Checco Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson launched his Great Society, a set of domestic programs...

Civil War Rages On for Black America

May 18, 2015 /

by Sarah Anderson

By righting a 150-year-old wrong, re-enactors aim to help remedy long untreated ills at the root of today’s #BlackLivesMatter movement. Hundreds of African-American men marched to the White House this...

5 Ways Being Poor is a Crime

May 6, 2015 /

by Terrell Jermaine Starr

New report details how being poor in America has become a crime. By Terrell Jermaine Starr This piece originally appeared on [caption id="attachment_8927" align="alignright" width="300"] Municipalities are fining and...

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